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WOLF HALL

WOLF HALL

By Hilary Mantel

Adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton

Directed by ted witzel and Geraint Wyn Davies  

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As potent forces of politics, sex and religion unsettle the England of Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son who has risen to become the king’s trusted confidant, seems immune to the swirl of gossip and intrigue around him. But beneath his unassuming exterior, this man at the eye of the storm is himself a master player in the games of power.


Production support is generously provided by Jody & Deborah Hamade and by Dr. Desta Leavine in memory of Pauline Leavine.

Support for the 2020 season of the Avon Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.

Geraint Wyn Davies, Amaka Umeh, André Sills. Creative Direction by Punch & Judy Inc. Photography by David Cooper. 

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Geraint Wyn Davies
    Thomas Cromwell

    2020: Co-director of and Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall. 16th season. Stratford (selected): Elyot Chase, Sir Toby Belch, Sir Peter Teazle, Falstaff, Fluellen, Claudius, Möbius, Cook (Mother Courage), Antony, Duke Vincentio, Leicester, Cymbeline, Malachi Stack, King Arthur, Stephano, Dylan Thomas, Julius Caesar, Bottom, Polonius, Henry Higgins, Henry V, Bassanio, Tom Fashion, D'Artagnan, Richmond, Edward IV, Hortensio, Antipholus of Syracuse, Pericles. Elsewhere: N.Y.C.: King Lear (Lincoln Center); Poetic License; Do Not Go Gentle; Women Beware Women (Red Bull); Canadian Stage's Liv Stein, The Elephant Man; Shaw Festival, five seasons; Prospero, Richard III, Cyrano (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Love's Labour's Lost (RSC); Hamlet, Henry VIII (Chichester); An Enemy of the People (Lyric Hammersmith, London); two seasons, Theatr Clwyd's artistic associate (Welsh national Company). Film/TV: The Scottish Play, ReGenesis, Murdoch Mysteries, 24, Slings and Arrows, Black Harbour, Airwolf, Forever Knight, American Psycho II, Hypercube, One of the Hollywood Ten, Conspiracy of Fear.

     

    Sarah Orenstein
    Wolsey
    2020: Wolsey in Wolf Hall. Sixth season. Stratford: Daya (Nathan the Wise), Norah (Birds of a Kind), Queen Elizabeth (Shakespeare in Love), Penfield (Possible Worlds), White Queen (Alice Through the Looking-Glass), Matilda (Zastrozzi). Elsewhere: Originally from Halifax, she first appeared at age five with Neptune Theatre. Selected theatre: Indecent, Oslo, The Normal Heart, Stuff Happens (Studio 180/Mirvish); The Message, Scorched, Hope Slide, The Retreat, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Mrs. Klein (Tarragon); The Virgin Trial (ATP); My Name is Asher Lev (HGJT); The Glass Menagerie (Grand); 13 seasons with Shaw Festival: Heartbreak House, The Millionairess, Blithe Spirit, Councillor at Law. Film/TV: Fugitive Pieces, Orphan Black, Murdoch Mysteries, The Calling, Reign. Directing: Assistant director: Oslo, King Charles III (Mirvish/Studio 180). Awards: Dora (Best Actress), Patience; Capital Critics' Circle (Best Actress), Doll's House. Recipient: 2018 RBC Emerging Director.
    Irene Poole
    Thomas More

    2020: Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing, Player Queen in Hamlet and Thomas More in Wolf Hall. Seventh season. Stratford: Queen Katherine in Henry VIII, Catalina in Mother's Daughter, Jean Louise Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Breath of Kings, Kate in The Little Years, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, Olga in Three Sisters. Elsewhere: Happy Place, The Gigli Concert (Soulpepper); How Do I Love Thee? (Canadian Rep); The Bakelite Masterpiece, The Little Years (Tarragon Theatre); Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Buddies in Bad Times); Escape from Happiness, Better Living, The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (Factory Theatre); Age of Arousal (ATP). Film/TV: Indian Horse (Elevation Pictures), Cardinal, Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle, Carrie (MGM), Breakout Kings. Awards: Dora Awards for The Little Years, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Leisure Society; nominations for How Do I Love Thee? and Happy Place.

     

     

    André Sills
    King Henry VIII
    2020: Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Ghost in Hamlet and King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall. Sixth season. Stratford: The Tempest, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, etc. Elsewhere: Julius Caesar (Crow's/Groundling); Glass Menagerie, Sex, The Madness of George III, An Octoroon, The Adventures of a Black Girl in Her Search for God (Shaw Festival); "Master Harold"… and the Boys (Shaw Festival and Obsidian Theatre); Kim's Convenience national tour (Soulpepper); Shakespeare's Nigga, Ruined (Obsidian Theatre); Intimate Apparel (Alberta Theatre Projects, The Grand); Othello, Radio Golf (St. Louis Black Repertory Company). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, George Brown Theatre School. Awards: My Entertainment World Critics Pick Award, Best Leading Actor, An Octoroon; Toronto Theatre Critics Award and Dora Award, Best Leading Actor, "Master Harold"… and the Boys. Online: Twitter: @andresills373.
    Kaleb Alexander
    Harry Percy
    2020: Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Laertes in Hamlet and Harry Percy in Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Moses in PassOver (Obsidian Theatre); Laertes in Hamlet, Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well (Canadian Stage); Ancestor in Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Centaur, NAC, Black Theatre Workshop); Jason in Dirty Butterfly (Bound 2 Create); Len in Delicacy (Theatre Brouhaha). Film/TV: Principal on Elle's Valley (Bound 2 Create), appearances on various series such as The Strain (Syfy) and 12 Monkeys (FX). Training: York University conservatory program. Et cetera: Kaleb would like to dedicate this season to the memory of his aunt Phylis.
    Michael Ayres
    George Boleyn
    2020: George Boleyn in Wolf Hall and appears in Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Sanders in Casimir and Caroline (The Howland Company/Crow's Theatre); Jackie Savage in Bang Bang (GCTC); Kyle in What I Call Her (In Association/Crow's Theatre). Film/TV: Jupiter's Legacy (Netflix), The Boys (Amazon), Star Trek: Discovery (CBS).
    Jakob Ehman
    Thomas Wyatt
    2020: Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing, Horatio in Hamlet and Thomas Wyatt in Wolf Hall. Second season. Stratford: Templar in Nathan the Wise and Eitan in Birds of a Kind. Elsewhere: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Idomeneus (Soulpepper); The Circle (Tarragon); Caught (Theatre Passe Muraille); Offline (director), The Libertine, Gotcha (Talk Is Free); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (director), House of Yes (Storefront Theatre); The Philanderess (Toronto Fringe); Cockfight (Theatre Brouhaha/Red One); Much Ado About Nothing (Single Thread); Blue Planet, Minotaur (Young People's Theatre); Nature of the Beast, Donors, Turtleneck (safeword). Film/TV: Jakob stars as Miles in the award-winning film adaptation of The Drawer Boy. Awards: Jakob has been nominated for four Dora Awards for his work as an actor. Other: Co-creator of a new sports satire podcast, The Buck and Tabby Show.
    Emma Grabinsky
    Jane Seymour

    2020: Jane Seymour in Wolf Hall and appears in Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet. Second season. Stratford: Zelda Schneller inThe Front Page and appeared in Othello and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Elsewhere (selected): The Comedy of Errors, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Gut Girls, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (University of Victoria);Twelfth Night (Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival); Hamlet (SATCo); The Miracle Worker (Vancouver Playhouse). Film/TV (selected): Grand Unified Theory (Second Chance Productions); The Haunting Hour (Hub Network); Mr. Hockey (CBC); Supernatural (CW). Training: BFA, University of Victoria. Et cetera: Much love and gratitude, thank you!

     

     

    Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks
    Princess Mary
    2020: Wendy in Wendy & Peter Pan  and Princess Mary in Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Candidate, The Party, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Girls Like That (Tarragon Theatre); This London Life (Grand Theatre); Boys, Girls and Other Mythological Creatures, Spelling 2-5-5 (Carousel Players); Much Ado About Nothing (Dauntless); Pinocchio, Robin Hood pantomime (Torrent Productions). Film/TV: Barbelle series - seasons 1 and 2 (KindaTV/Boss&Co.). Training: National Theatre School. Other: Artstrek instructor (2019), Studio 180 RBC Emerging Playwright (2017), fu-GEN Kitchen Creation Unit (2017). Online: cynthiajimenezhicks.com, @cynthia.jimenez.hicks. Et cetera: Thanks to Emma at GGA. Love to Mom and Dad. For Cameron, who always lifts me up when I am down.
    Robert King
    Understudy
    2020: Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing, Priest in Hamlet  and understudy in Wolf Hall. 26th season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, Macbeth, Hamlet, Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Richard II, Cymbeline, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Merry Wives, Dream, Pericles, Henry V, Henry VI, An Ideal Husband, To Kill a Mockingbird, Madwoman of Chaillot, Three Musketeers, Shoemakers' Holiday, Treasure Island, Count of Monte Cristo, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Grapes of Wrath, Home, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ah, Wilderness!, Quiet in the Land, The Donnellys. Elsewhere: A Tender Thing, A Wind in the Willows Christmas, The Yalta Game, Afterplay, Falling: A Wake, Bolsheviki (ATW); The Melville Boys (TNB); In the Wake of Wettlaufer, Cakewalk, I'll Be Back Before Midnight, Garrison's Garage, Country Hearts (Blyth Festival). Et cetera: Robert lives in Stratford with his wife, Peggy Coffey.
    John Kirkpatrick
    Understudy
    2020: Verges in Much Ado About Nothing, Reynaldo in Hamlet and understudy in Wolf Hall. Seventh season. Stratford: Endicott, The Front Page; Walter Cunningham Sr., To Kill a Mockingbird; Caius Ligarius, Julius Caesar; Lt. Brannigan, Guys and Dolls; Apothecary, Romeo and Juliet; Doctor, Macbeth; Oliver, As You Like It; Deuxfois, The Hypochondriac; Marcellus, Fortinbras, Hamlet; Boyet, Love's Labour's Lost; Descartes, Christina, The Girl King; Red Knight/Walrus, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Jaques, As You Like It; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Lucio, Measure for Measure (Citadel); Slim, Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage/Theatre Calgary); Tybalt/Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Calgary); Everard, Age of Arousal (ATP); Milan, Rock 'n' Roll (Canadian Stage/Citadel); Kent, King Lear; Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night (Freewill). Training: BFA Acting, University of Alberta. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Measure for Measure. Et cetera: Former Artistic Director, Freewill Shakespeare Festival. All my love to Breanna, Aidan and wee Finn.
    Josue Laboucane
    Henry Norris
    2020: Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Henry Norris in Wolf Hall and appears in Hamlet. Eighth season. Stratford: Merry Wives of Windsor, Front Page, Comedy of Errors, Napoli Milionaria!, Tempest, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Changeling, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Othello. Birmingham Conservatory: Twelfth Night (Robin Phillips); Private Lives (Christopher Newton); Hamlet (Stephen Ouimette); Love's Labour's Lost (Martha Henry). Elsewhere: Henry VI: Wars of the Roses, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Timon of Athens (Vancouver's Bard on the Beach); The Exquisite Hour (Relephant); The Wizard of Oz, Seussical (Carousel); The Emperor's New Threads (Axis). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, Studio 58, Canadian National Voice Intensive. Awards: Jessie Award; Sydney J. Risk Award. Online: Twitter: @josuelaboucane.
    Allan Louis
    Norfolk
    2020: Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Norfolk in Wolf Hall and appears in Hamlet. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Dr. Chauvet in Here Are the Fragments (The Theatre Centre); MC in Oh, What A Lovely War!, Sandor in Grand Hotel, Baudricourt in Saint Joan, Willie in "Master Harold"… and the Boys, Dracula in Dracula (Shaw Festival); Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure, Caesar in Julius Caesar, Egeon in The Comedy Of Errors (Canadian Stage); Buddy Black in Helen Lawrence (Canadian Stage, Edinburgh International Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music); Luther Dixon in Baby It's You (Broadway). Film/TV: Stomp the Yard, Dynasty, NCIS, Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Chuck, recurring on Person of Interest, series lead in Privileged.
    Hilary McCormack
    Christophe, Jane Rochford

    2020: Christophe, Jane Rochford in Wolf Hall and appears in Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet. Second season. Stratford: Swing in The Neverending Story, Desdemona understudy in Othello. Elsewhere: The Neverending Story (National Arts Centre); Olivia in Twelfth Night, Liz in Hanger (Toronto Fringe/Kildare Company); Desdemona in Othello, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Olivia in Twelfth Night (Ale House Theatre Company); Helen in One Side of an Ampersand (Flying Radio Theatre). Film/TV: Killjoys (guest star), Sugar Daddy (supporting), Benson (lead), 'Sup Meg (lead), Samanthology (principal), Queen of the Bums (lead), The Spectre (principal). Training: Ryerson Theatre School, BADA (Midsummer in Oxford program). Awards: Emerging Artist Award (MyTheatre Awards), Perry Schneiderman Award (Ryerson). 

     

     

    Patrick McManus
    Suffolk

    2020: Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing and Suffolk in Wolf Hall. Second season. Stratford: Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well (2008). Elsewhere: Shaw Festival: 11 seasons including An Octoroon, Astrov in Uncle Vanya, Higgins in Pygmalion, Bernard in Arcadia (with transfer to Royal Alexandra Theatre), Tesman in Hedda Gabler and Dunois to Tara Rosling's Saint Joan (with tour to Chicago Shakespeare). Also, productions with Bard on the Beach (Two Gentlemen of Verona), Caravan Farm Theatre, Citadel, Vertigo (Gaslight), Globe (Elizabeth Rex, Glass Menagerie), Blyth Festival (Outdoor Donnellys), Segal Centre (The Seagull), Tarragon (The Message, Realistic Joneses), Factory, Canadian Stage, Mirvish (Lord of the Rings), Great Canadian Theatre Company, National Arts Centre (including each of the five Shakespeares directed there by Marti Maraden). Film/TV: Recent work includes Anne with an E, In the Dark, Spiral.

     

    Hannah Miller
    Katherine of Aragon
    2020: Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing, Katherine of Aragon in Wolf Hall and understudy in Hamlet. Second season. Stratford: Eden in Birds of a Kind. Elsewhere: Marcellus, Guildenstern, Player Queen, Osric in Why Not Theatre's bilingual Prince Hamlet (ASL and English); Rabbi Michael Levitz-Sharon in Bar Mitzvah Boy (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); Lividia Swan in Peter Anderson's Head Over Heels (Caravan Farm Theatre); Abigail Williams in The Crucible (Soulpepper); Sandy in The Crackwalker (Theatre Passe Muraille). Film/TV: Guest spots on Dark Matter (Syfy), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC) and Saving Hope (CTV); as well as some obscure docudramas you might have seen on TV very late at night. Training: Soulpepper Academy; George Brown Theatre School. Awards: Dora nomination for Best Ensemble in Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre); Douglas Campbell Award, 2019, and Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award, 2019 (Stratford Festival). Online:@hanniemiller.
    Ngabo Nabea
    Gregory
    2020: Gregory in Wolf Hall and appears in Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Orlando in Rosalynde/As You Like It (Driftwood Theatre); Bumpy Johnson in The Numbers Game (Storefront Theatre); Anthony in I and You (Globe Theatre); Cory in August Wilson's Fences (Grand Theatre); Ollie in Twisted (Factory Theatre); Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Classical Theatre Project). Film/TV: The Strain (FX), The Expanse (Syfy), Salvation (CBS), Anne with an E (CBC). Training: Ryerson University (Ryerson Theatre School), Factory Theatre Mechanicals, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Online: @_ngoblin.
    Andrea Rankin

    2020: Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Ophelia in Hamlet and appears in Wolf Hall. Third season. Stratford: Mother's Daughter, Paradise Lost, Brontë: The World Without, The Crucible, Comedy of Errors. Elsewhere: Jane Grey, Mother's Daughter (Soulpepper); Cordelia, King Lear (Bard on the Beach/Theatre Calgary); Desdemona, Othello (Shakespeare Company); Luciana, The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare by the Bow); Sarah, Shakespeare's Rebel (Bard on the Beach); Molly Aster, Peter and the Starcatcher; Fanny, A Christmas Carol; Ginger Rogers, Make Mine Love (Citadel); Crissy, HAIR (Mayfield); Love's Labour's Lost, Blood Wedding, Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Pains of Youth (Studio Theatre); Macbeth, Hansel and Gretel (Edmonton Opera). Film/TV: Secret Life of Girls, Snowflake, Algorithms, Paris, Walking the Line. Voiceover: Mass Effect 3 (EA Games). Training: BFA, U of A; Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Excellence; Dashy Goody Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance.

     

    Jake Runeckles
    Mark Smeaton

    2020: Peter in Wendy & Peter Pan and Mark Smeaton in Wolf Hall. Second season. Stratford: The Neverending Story, Henry VIII, The Crucible. Elsewhere: I and You (Outlook Theatre), The Secret Garden (Young People's Theatre), The Nails (SummerWorks), Animal Nature (Clay and Paper Theatre), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (GBTS). Film/TV: Impulse (YouTube Red). Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Esther Farlinger Theatre Scholarship; David Walden Memorial Award; Corus Entertainment Scholarship. Et cetera: Love to Christine and family. Online: @jakeruneckles

     

    Heath V. Salazar
    Rafe

    Heath V. Salazar (they/them)

    2020: Rafe in Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Stratford: Actor in the Stratford Festival Script Incubator, guest artist in the Stratford Festival Laboratory Ensemble: Latinx Unit. Elsewhere: Shakespeare in High Park (Canadian Stage), Shove it Down My Throat (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), The Wolves (Howland Company/Crow's Theatre), Territorial Tales (Canadian Stage), Chasse-Galerie (Storefront Theatre). Film/TV: Principal role in Titans (Warner Bros.), principal role in Designated Survivor (Netflix), featured artist in Canada's a Drag (CBC Arts), Goneril and the King of France in Languages (Perspeculum Productions). Training: Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Awards: Dora Award for Outstanding Performance - Ensemble for Chasse-Gallerie (Storefront Theatre). Online: @theirholiness. Et cetera: Heath dedicates this performance to the memory of their abuelito Carlos.

    Tara Sky
     2020: Tiger Lily in Wendy & Peter Pan and appears in Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Celeste in Think of the Children, Ensemble in Serious Money, Joan and Jennifer in 7 Stories, Ensemble in We came from dust, Banquo and Lady Macduff in Macbeth (NTS); Angel in Nativity (NAC); Young Grete in Holy Mothers (SummerWorks). Film/TV: Delivery, The River You Step In, Ruby Sky P.I.Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Etobicoke School of the Arts. Online: @tara.kitty.sky.
    Michael Spencer-Davis
    Sir Thomas Boleyn Sr.
    2020: Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing, Polonius in Hamlet and Sir Thomas Boleyn Sr. in Wolf Hall 10th season. Stratford: The Front Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, Paradise Lost, Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, The Taming of The Shrew, Possible Worlds, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeare's Universe. Elsewhere: The 4th Graders Present An Unnamed Love Suicide (Tiny Room); Jerusalem (Outside the March/Company Theatre); Silence, Art (Grand Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Western Canada Theatre); Hound of the Baskervilles, Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); Pitmen Painters, Boeing Boeing (Theatre Aquarius); Vigil, Lawrence and Holloman (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Having Hope at Home (Neptune); Twelfth Night, The Tempest (Hartford Stage); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Calgary/NAC); The Lonely Diner (Blyth Festival); Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (NAC). Online: michaelspencerdavis.com.
    Amaka Umeh
    Anne Boleyn
    2020: Hamlet in Hamlet and Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Bobbi in Hilda's Yard (Foster Festival), Ensemble in Towards Youth - a play on Radical Hope (Project:Humanity/Crow's Theatre); 00 in The Wolves (Howland Company/Crow's); Abigail in A Christmas Carol, Christa in Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Grand Theatre); Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sampson in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in High Park); Spiker in James and the Giant Peach (Young People's Theatre); Ariel in The Tempest (Hart House Theatre). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, Factory Theatre Mechanicals, Toronto Fringe Theatre Entrepreneurs' Network Training, Randolph Academy for Performing Arts. Awards: Dora Award for The Wolves; Toronto Fringe Patron's Pick Award for All Our Yesterdays (AnOther Theatre Company). Et cetera: I dedicate this season with deepest gratitude and everlasting love to my darling Mum.
    Rylan Wilkie
    Thomas Cranmer
    2020: Balthasar in Much Ado About Nothing, Marcellus in Hamlet and Thomas Cranmer in Wolf Hall. Seventh season. Stratford: The Crucible, The Neverending Story, Henry VIII, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, Pericles, The Alchemist, Christina, The Girl King, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); Blue Planet (YPT); Macbeth, Mother Courage (Caravan Farm); A Doll's House (Globe); East of Berlin, The December Man, Around the World in 80 Days, Shakespeare's Dog (ATP). Film/TV: Charity, Homefront, Blue Smoke, The Secret of the Nutcracker, See This Movie. Training: NTS. Awards: Stratford's John Hirsch Award; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent in Brixton. Et cetera: Much love to Krystin and my family. Online: Instagram @wilkierylan.
    Norman Yeung
    Francis Weston
    2020: Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing, Rosencrantz in Hamlet and Francis Weston in Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Young Zhang Lin/Benny in Chimerica (Royal MTC/Canadian Stage), Hassan in The Kite Runner (Theatre Calgary/Citadel), Jarred in The Canadian (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Young Man in Fugitives (Theatre Conspiracy), Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Gateway). Film/TV: Resident Evil: Afterlife, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Murdoch Mysteries, Rookie Blue, King. Training: BFA Acting, UBC; BFA (Honours) Film, Ryerson University. Awards: Herman Voaden National Playwriting Prize for Theory, Carol Bolt Award nomination for Theory, Dora Award nomination for Pu-Erh. Online: normanyeung.com, @NormanYeung. Et cetera: Norman was a member of the 2019 Stratford Festival Playwrights Retreat. His play Theory is being developed into a feature film and will be published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2020. He sends love to his family and East Van.
    ted witzel
    Co-Director
    2020: Artistic Associate for the Laboratory and co-director of Wolf Hall. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant director of Shakespeare in Love and Oedipus Rex. Elsewhere: ted (he/him) is an arts leader, curator, and award-winning director who has worked in theatres in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Berlin, Paris, Milan, London, Palermo, Stuttgart, Ingolstadt, Baden-Baden and Bad Hersfeld. In 2019 ted was Artistic Leadership Resident at the National Theatre School and the Banff Centre, and has been artist-in-residence at Buddies in Bad Times, Harbourfront Centre, and the Institut für Alles Mögliche. Recent directing credits: The Scavenger's Daughter (Buddies/Paradigm), LULU // aspects of a femme fatale (Buddies/red light district), All's Well That Ends Well, YUKONSTYLE (Canadian Stage). Training: York University/Canadian Stage MFA in Directing. Online: thisisnttaedon.com, @thisisnttaedon, @stratfestLAB.
    Geraint Wyn Davies
    Co-Director

    2020: Co-director of and Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall. 16th season. Stratford (selected): Elyot Chase, Sir Toby Belch, Sir Peter Teazle, Falstaff, Fluellen, Claudius, Möbius, Cook (Mother Courage), Antony, Duke Vincentio, Leicester, Cymbeline, Malachi Stack, King Arthur, Stephano, Dylan Thomas, Julius Caesar, Bottom, Polonius, Henry Higgins, Henry V, Bassanio, Tom Fashion, D'Artagnan, Richmond, Edward IV, Hortensio, Antipholus of Syracuse, Pericles. Elsewhere: N.Y.C.: King Lear (Lincoln Center); Poetic License; Do Not Go Gentle; Women Beware Women (Red Bull); Canadian Stage's Liv Stein, The Elephant Man; Shaw Festival, five seasons; Prospero, Richard III, Cyrano (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Love's Labour's Lost (RSC); Hamlet, Henry VIII (Chichester); An Enemy of the People (Lyric Hammersmith, London); two seasons, Theatr Clwyd's artistic associate (Welsh national Company). Film/TV: The Scottish Play, ReGenesis, Murdoch Mysteries, 24, Slings and Arrows, Black Harbour, Airwolf, Forever Knight, American Psycho II, Hypercube, One of the Hollywood Ten, Conspiracy of Fear.

     

    Shawn Kerwin
    Set Designer
    2020: Set designer of Wolf Hall. Fifth season. Stratford: Set and costumes: Bakkhai, Ned and Jack, Stargazing, Medea, Four Plays by Samuel Beckett, The Winter's Tale. Costume design: Glass Menagerie. Elsewhere (selected): Set/costume design: Between Breaths (Artistic Fraud); Always Still the Dawn (Canadian Stage); Speed-the-Plow (Belfry); Dead Metaphor (Mirvish/Canadian Rep, Theatre Aquarius); Sea Sick (Theatre Centre); A Tender Thing, Great Expectations (Soulpepper); Brothel #9, And So It Goes (Factory Theatre); Having Hope at Home (Blyth). Set design: Mine (Buddies); Pride and Prejudice (Grand); Colony of Unrequited Dreams, Oil and Water, Afterimage (Artistic Fraud); How Do I Love Thee? (Canadian Rep). Costume design: All's Well That Ends Well (Canadian Stage); Miracle on 34th Street (Grand). Training: Sadler's Wells Design Course (Motley). Awards: Tom Patterson Award, two Dora Awards, Harold Award. Et cetera: Faculty, Department of Theatre, York University.
    Gillian Gallow
    Costume Designer
    2020: Costume designer of Wolf Hall. Ninth season. Stratford: Costumes, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Physicists and The Three Musketeers; set and costumes, Hirsch; and four seasons as an assistant designer. Elsewhere: Hadrian and Louis Riel (costumes, Canadian Opera Company); Devil's Disciple (costumes, Shaw Festival); An Octoroon, Stage Kiss and The Russian Play (set/costumes, Shaw Festival); Art (set/costumes, Soulpepper); August: Osage County, Idomeneus, Orlando, Testament of Mary and Incident at Vichy (costumes, Soulpepper); King Lear and Stuff Happens (set/costumes; NAC); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Million Dollar Quartet and Hand to God (set/costumes, RMTC); A Christmas Carol (costumes, RMTC); The Runner (set/costumes, Human Cargo/TPM). Awards: Gillian has been nominated for eight Dora Mavor Moore Awards, receiving four, and is the recipient of the 2018 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design.
    C.J. Astronomo
    Lighting Designer
    2020: Lighting designer of Wolf Hall. Ninth season. Stratford: Selected assistant lighting design: Coriolanus, The Rocky Horror Show, The School for Scandal, HMS Pinafore, The Breathing Hole, All My Sons, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, 42nd Street, Wanderlust. Elsewhere: Selected lighting design: How to Fail as a Popstar (Canadian Stage); Acha Bacha (Theatre Passe Muraille); The Crucible (Hart House); the marquise of O (the red light district); The Rocky Horror Show (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Post Eden (Suburban Beast); Oh, the Humanity… (Outside the March); Serious Money (Nightwood Theatre). Selected associate lighting design: Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); Gimme Shelter (Why Not Theatre); HER2 (Nightwood Theatre). Training: BFA - Ryerson Theatre School. Awards: 2015 SummerWorks Award for Design. Nominated for the 2011 Pauline McGibbon Award. Et cetera: C.J. is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. Love to Nanay & Chadwick.
    Debashis Sinha
    Composer and Sound Designer
    2020: Composer and sound designer of Wolf Hall. Fourth season. Stratford: Composer and sound designer of The Crucible, Treasure Island, The Changeling, Breath of Kings; sound designer of Mother's Daughter, The Aeneid. Elsewhere: Music and sound for Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Soulpepper, Volcano Theatre, Theatre Centre, Pleiades, Project:Humanity, Tribal Crackling Wind, and others; appearances at MUTEK Japan, Madrid Abierto, Banff Centre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Guelph Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, ISEA, Art Gallery of Ontario and other venues. Radio/Recordings: Radio works broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur, ORF Kunstradio, Radio National España, Banff New Media Institute, NAISA; numerous solo recordings, audio artworks, and audiovisual and live cinema projects. Awards: Dora Awards for Original Music and Sound for Crash (Theatre Passe Muraille) and We Are Proud to Present… (Theatre Centre/Why Not); XIV Radio Works Prize (Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporanea).
    Aria Evans
    Movement Director
    2020: Movement director of Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Aria Evans is an award-winning (Afro-Indigenous, settler) Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist working in dance, creation, performance and dance film/photography. Aria is Artistic Director of POLITICAL MOVEMENT, where collaboration is the departure point to the work that they create. Their choreography has been presented in North America and abroad, and Aria has toured and performed with some of the nation's leading arts institutions, organizations and independent artists. To see their work and to learn more, you can visit Aria's website at ariaevans.ca.
    Leora Morris
    Assistant Director
    2020: Assistant director of Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Canada: Knives in Hens, Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre); The Philosopher's Wife (Paradigm Productions); He Left Quietly (SummerWorks Best Production), HORSE (Toronto Fringe). U.S.A: Labour of Love (North American première, Olney Theatre); Ride the Cyclone, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, Crossing Delancey, Dancing Granny, Hey Willy See the Pyramids (Alliance Theatre); Spring Awakening (Connecticut College). Yale:Women Beware Women, King John, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, love holds a lamp in this little room, Riverbank: A Noh Play for Northerly Americans, Amy and the Orphans, White Oleander. Training: Yale School of Drama (MFA Directing). Awards: Ken MacDougall Award; Yale Kaufman Prize; Alliance Yale Directing Fellowship; O'Neill National Directing Fellowship; shortlisted for 2020 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Prize. Online: leoramorris.com. Other: Assistant Professor of Directing/Acting at UBC.
    Elizabeth McDermott
    Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre and stage manager of Wolf Hall. Seventh season. Stratford: Billy Elliot, Othello, The Music Man, To Kill a Mockingbird, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, The Sound of Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, King of Thieves, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, Phèdre. Elsewhere: King Lear, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in High Park); A City, Divisadero (Necessary Angel); Cracked: new light on dementia (UW/Collective Disruption); Comfort (Red Snow Collective); The Road to Paradise, Night (Human Cargo); Miracle on 34th Street (STC); Bella (HGJTC); Anne of Green Gables, Canada Rocks! (Charlottetown); Falling: A Wake (Blyth); The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); Binti's Journey, Head à Tête, Old Man and the River (Theatre Direct); Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath); Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well (SLSF).
    Alice Ferreyra
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Assistant stage manager of Hamlet and Wolf Hall. Fourth season. Stratford: Henry VIII, Birds of a Kind, Bakkhai, Michael Langham Directors' Workshop Presentation (2019), Avon Theatre production assistant (2015). Elsewhere: Stage manager: Every Silver Lining (Next Stage Festival), Maggie & Pierre (Grand Theatre); Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls (Roseneath Theatre); The Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose, The Addams Family, Spring Awakening, Spelling Bee, Nine (Randolph College); Godspell (Theatre Sheridan); Anne of Green Gables, Evita, Shrek the Musical (LOT). Assistant stage manager: Tafelmusik; The Canadian (Thousand Islands Playhouse). Apprentice stage manager: Hamlet (Tarragon Theatre); The Magic Flute (Canadian Opera Company); City of Angels (Theatre By the Bay); The Story (Theatre Columbus); The Test (The Company Theatre). Training: Sheridan College (Technical Production). Et cetera: Thank you to my loved ones for their love and support!
    Hilary Nichol
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Assistant stage manager of Hamlet and Wolf Hall. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager: The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2019, and Directors' Workshop Presentation, 2018, 2019. Apprentice stage manager: The School for Scandal, 2017. Festival Theatre production assistant, 2016. Elsewhere: Stage manager: Cyrano de Bergerac, The Winter's Tale (SLSF); Mules (Theatrefront); Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Plaid Tidings (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Tales of an Urban Indian (Talk Is Free Theatre). CAEA apprentice credits: Sir John A: Acts of Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion (NAC); Angel Square, The Public Servant, The Boy in the Moon (Great Canadian Theatre Company); The Comedy of Errors (A Company of Fools); Bingo! (Factory). Training: Algonquin College Theatre Arts 2009, Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School Integrated Arts Program 2006. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (2016); Prix Rideau Award Winner Emerging Artist 2010.
    Bona Duncan
    Production Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Frankenstein Revived. 20th season. Stratford: Stage manager: Private Lives, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Bakkhai, Tartuffe, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Taming of the Shrew, King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dangerous Liaisons, Cyrano de Bergerac, Zastrozzi, All's Well That Ends Well, Fanny Kemble, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Electra, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hamlet. Assistant stage manager: The Neverending Story, Antony and Cleopatra, The Matchmaker, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It. Elsewhere: Herringbone and The Yalta Game (TIFT) and many theatres across our country in the last 30 years. Training: Technical Production, National Theatre School of Canada; BA, Bishop's University. Et cetera: Bona lives in Stratford with her husband, Daniel, and their daughter, Georgia.
    Bruno Gonsalves
    Production Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and assistant stage manager of Wendy & Peter Pan. 29th season.
    Maxwell T. Wilson
    Production Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Monty Python's Spamalot. 22nd season. Stratford (selected): Nathan the Wise, An Ideal Husband, Treasure Island, The Breathing Hole, Breath of Kings: Rebellion, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, The Three Musketeers, Taking Shakespeare, Henry V, Hosanna, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret, South Pacific, My One and Only, The Winter's Tale and Death of a Salesman. Elsewhere: Max's career spans over 30 years, including work with Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Edmonton Opera, Opera Atelier, the Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Young People's Theatre and Mirvish Productions. Training: BA, University of Lethbridge. Awards: 2012 and 2017 Guthrie Award. Et cetera: For something completely different, Max works with a leading purveyor of orchid-growing supplies at ravenvision.ca.

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